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Thistle Pub & Grille

$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary
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12500 Crystal Mountain Dr, Thompsonville, MI 49683-9393
+1 800-968-7686 ext. 5100
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St. Louis, MO
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was very good, especially the bread and oil. Restaurant has a woodsy feel and large fireplaces, very warm and cozy. Recommend the Brussels sprout salad!!

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Thank love2travel2005
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Thistle Pub has a nice, inviting, low key atmosphere. The staff is attentive and courteous. The beer selection is fair but has something for everyone. The food is locally sourced and very good. The dinner prices are a little high but nothing more than you would expect at a ski resort.

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Thank jficek
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188 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly staff, happy to serve you. Great view of the night skiers, live entertainment and great drinks.

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Thank Cheritaylor
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

the Thistle has a great menu, ranging from hot sandwiches to steaks, all at a reasonable price. The corner window table was fabulous, with the Christmas Eve snow gently falling out both windows. Thought Bing and Danny were sliding open the barn doors in White Christmas! Michigan wine vintages to fit every budget.

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Thank rknight7001
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Ate here twice during my stay and had wonderful meals both time. Crab encrusted whitefish and filet. Decent wine selection. Food was served hot and timely. Beautiful dining and waiting area.

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Thank Stephanie M
Indiana
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122 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Definitely upscale but not outrageous and great value. Check the daily special before you order off the menu. The meatloaf was very good. It was nice sitting by the fireplace for dinner.

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Thank D W
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

My sisters and I stopped to eat lunch here after an afternoon of cross country skiing. Everyone we encountered was very kind. The menu was very big but the options were still appealing. I enjoyed my food and my sisters and a good time as well

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Thank Anna L
Spring Lake, Michigan
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

The Thistle is a good place for up scale dinning. In the appropriate season, you may eat in or out with good atmosphere, great food and service with appropriate pricing. You may dine in golf, ski clothing or any other "up north" clothing and enjoy yourselves.

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Thank davewhiting2016
Manton, Michigan
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

As always, we enjoyed the appetizers and main courses. Our only wish would be consistency of the service. Staff turnover must be high because at a given visit you may have an experienced wait staff but yet on another visit you may have a rookie. I understand learning curves but believe a better training period would allow improved customer experience;... More 

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Thank Sog010812
Lansing, Michigan
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100 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I was embarrassed and I think our waiter was too. We brought a couple guests to enjoy a good dinner (we've never had a bad meal here until this night). One of our guests ordered the chicken and didn't eat two bites. I ordered the filet mignon and it tasted like liver - honestly. My wife's meal was really bad,... More 

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Thank Dave W
Crystal_Mountain, Marketing Coordinator at Thistle Pub & Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are sorry to hear that your recent visit to the Thistle Pub and Grille did not meet your expectations. Crystal Mountain prides itself in producing exceptional experiences throughout the resort and your feedback is important to help us continuously improve. Thank you again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12500 Crystal Mountain Dr, Thompsonville, MI 49683-9393
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Benzie County  >  Thompsonville
  • Phone Number: +1 800-968-7686 ext. 5100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?